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How to make money with Aquaponics?

What can produce 10 times more crops in the same amount of space as traditional agriculture, consumes approximately 75 percent less energy than mechanized agriculture and uses 80 to 90 percent less water? Agriculture’s not-so-new but popular relative, aquaponics. The food production system — which combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics to create a symbiotic ecosystem and dates as far back as Aztec cultivation — requires low capital investment, uses minimal energy ...and is resilient against extreme weather. Aquaponics is at least 4,700 years old and has been practiced in various forms in many places in the world, especially where population pressures were high and the land was limited in some fashion.

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Aquaponics farmers can, with a low-cost grow bed and tank system, produce leafy greens, including scallions, romaine lettuce, okra and basil, to name a few. The fish raised in conjunction are often tilapia, a hearty, fast-growing fish with easy saleability. Maximizing the nutrient stream is critically important when land is restricted. The use of animal’s waste to encourage the growth of aquatic plants and animals is an elegant solution to a waste water management problem.

Modern aquaponics offers a locally based, extremely high yield, food production facility that also provides permanent full time jobs for semi-skilled workers. Aquaponics is currently front and center in the realm of sustainable agriculture practices. The popularity of efficiently raising fish and plants in a recirculating system is a direct response to our need to choose a better way of eating, a better way of life.

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Here are the top list for managing a successful commmercial aquaponics farm:

1. Get an education. No matter how fun, innovative and cutting edge aquaponics is, this is a business. Do your research and get informed and be... willing to invest in your farms future.
2. Diversify! Not only revenue but what you grow. More crops translates into more business.
3. Hybridize. Incorporate multiple systems to maximize your crop variety and efficiency of your farming operation.
4. Set realistic goals. Don’t jump into a farm venture with no capital in reserves and expect it to pay your bills in a few short months.
5. Sell, sell, sell! And do that before you grow it! Become very familiar with your market and build a tribe with your community.
6. Always err on the side of caution. Paint a conservative picture of the potential of these systems and small farms. It’s always better to exceed conservative estimates then fall short on over zealous ones. It also will help insure success.
7. Last, minimize overhead. Overhead should and can be minimized as much as possible without compromising productivity.

Good luck. Start small. Start your own aquaponic farm.

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